Nirvanaproducer Butch Vig says rumours that Kurt Cobain was working on a solo album before his suicide are not true, and no unheard recordings of the Nirvana mainman exist.
Speculation increased recently when former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson stated he'd heard "raw, rough acoustic" tracks had been laid down and added: "There is stuff that has not been put out."
But Vig insists Cobain didn't make any such recordings and was far more interested in working with wife Courtney Love's outfit Hole in the months before he shot himself in 1994.
The Offspring's new album, Days Go By, will be released on June 26th. The title track is streaming at Offspring.comand is available at all digital retailers.
The Offspring have also announced that they'll be performing their 1992 album Ignition in its entirety during their show Thursday at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, California.
Tom Cruisetackles songs by Guns n' Roses and Def Leppard on the soundtrack to Rock of Ages, the film version of the hit Broadway musical. The album has Cruise in character as Stacee Jaxx performing "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me." It also includes comedian Russell Brand tackling a medley of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and Starship's "We Built This City."
The Rock of Ages soundtrack is due out June 5th, and the film hits theaters June 15th.
Various Artists: Avengers Assemble (Hollywood)
The soundtrack to the upcoming superhero blockbuster has new tracks from Soundgarden, Scott Weiland, Buckcherry, Shinedown and more.
Marilyn Manson: Born Villain (Hell, Etc./Cooking Vinyl)
The expanded edition of this album includes a cover of "You're So Vain" with Johnny Depp.
Various Artists: Every Mother Counts 2012 (Starcon LLC/Hear Music/ Starbucks Entertainment)
This compilation includes previously unreleased tracks from Bono andThe Edge, Eddie Vedder, Coldplay, Beck and more.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: We Salute You (digital only) (Warner Bros.)
This EP features the Peppers covering songs by fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Neil Young and The Beach Boys, and others.
Dot Hacker: Inhibition (ORG Music)
This is the side project of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
Switchfoot: Vice Re-Verses (digital only) (Atlantic)
This EP features re-workings of songs from the band's last album.
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